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List of famous financiers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top financiers in the world? This includes the most prominent financiers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable financiers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic financiers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned financiers.

List people include Warren Buffett, George Soros and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known financiers to the lesser known financiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the financier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous financiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous financiers?" then you're in the right place. (189 items)

Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder ...more

George Soros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Financiers
George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of ...more

Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the ...more

Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the ...more

J. P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Financiers
John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892, ...more

T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator ...more

Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of ...more

Ronald Perelman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Mr. Perelman is the founder of MacAndrews Forbes Holdings Inc. and its sole owner. He began his career as an investor and financier in 1978 with the purchase of a stake in retail jewelry store ...more

John Paulson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Financiers
John Alfred Paulson is an American hedge fund manager and billionaire who heads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. He has been called "one of ...more

Carl Icahn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carl Celian Icahn is an American businessman, activist shareholder, and investor. He is the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company.

Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. ...more

Alejandro Santo Domingo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila is a Colombian American financier. He is the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and his second wife, Beatriz Dávila. He's brother of Andres Santo ...more

Leonard Blavatnik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Leonard "Len" Blavatnik is a Ukrainian-born American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He made his fortune through business via diversified investments in myriad companies ...more

Evelyn Robert de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family.

Stephen A. Schwarzman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American business magnate and financier. He is the chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private equity and financial advisory firm he established in ...more

Henry Kravis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with $94.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013. He has an ...more

Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Leon David Black is an American businessman. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990.

Eli Broad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Eli L. Broad is an American philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is the only person to build two Fortune 500 companies in different industries.

Ryan Kavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Ryan Colin Kavanaugh is an American film producer and film financier. He is the founder and current CEO of Relativity Media. Through Relativity, he has financed more than 200 films representing ...more

Edward Lampert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Edward Scott Lampert is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings and founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments. Until May 2007 he was a director of ...more

Philip Anschutz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Philip Frederick Anschutz is an American entrepreneur. Anschutz bought out his father's drilling company, Circle A Drilling, in 1961 and earned large returns in Wyoming. He has invested in ...more

Kirk Kerkorian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian is an American businessman. He is the president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is known ...more

Tom Gores is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Tom Gores is an American businessman, a billionaire with an estimated current net worth of $2.5 billion according to the 2011 Forbes list of World's Billionaires. He is the founder of Platinum ...more

François Pinault is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Financiers
François Pinault is a French businessman and art collector. He is the major shareholder and Honorary Chairman of the retail company Kering.

Laurance Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller was an American philanthropist, businessman, financier, and major conservationist. He was a prominent third-generation member of the Rockefeller family, being the ...more

Michael Milken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Michael Robert Milken is an American former financier and philanthropist. He is noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds, for his conviction following a guilty ...more

Bob J. Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bobby Jack Perry, known as Bob J. Perry, was a Houston, Texas homebuilder, owner of Perry Homes, and major contributor to a number of politically oriented 527 groups, such as the Swift Vets and ...more

Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Darla Dee Moore is a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc, and is married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.

Sam Zell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Samuel "Sam" Zell is an American business magnate. He is chairman of Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm he founded in the 1960s. The majority of his investment ...more

Arpad Busson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Arpad A. Busson is a London-based French financier. Busson entered the world of hedge funds in 1986 working in New York. He is the founder and Chairman of the EIM Group, a fund of funds company. ...more

Danny Pang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Danny Pang is a Taiwanese financier who founded Private Equity Management Group Inc. and Private Equity Management Group LLC,  based in Irvine, California.  Pang is currently being ...more

Allen Stanford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Robert Allen Stanford is a former prominent financier and sponsor of professional sports who is serving a 110-year prison sentence, having been convicted of charges that his investment company ...more

Bruce Wasserstein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bruce Jay Wasserstein was an American investment banker, businessman, and writer. He was a graduate of the McBurney School, University of Michigan, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law ...more

Wilbur Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. (born November 28, 1937) is an American investor and the current United States Secretary of Commerce. On November 30, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he ...more

Carl Pohlad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Carl R. Pohlad was a financier and the owner of the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise from 1984 until his death in 2009.

Charles Keating, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Charles Keating is a film producer.

Petr Kellner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Petr Kellner is a Czech businessman. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of $8.3 billion according to Forbes '​ latest annual list of billionaires published in March 2015, making him ...more

Luis Alvarez Renta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Luis Álvarez Renta is a famed Dominican economist. Álvarez Renta was found liable by a federal jury in Miami of civil racketeering and illegal money transfers in a conspiracy to ...more

Israel Englander is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Israel A. Englander is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Millennium Management LLC. He and has more than 35 years of experience in securities and derivatives across a broad range of ...more

Jeffrey Epstein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Jeffrey Edward Epstein is an American financier. He worked at Bear Stearns early in his career and subsequently formed his own firm, J. Epstein & Co. In 2008 Epstein was convicted of ...more

Jake Eberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Jake Eberts, OC was a Canadian film producer, executive and financier. He was known for risk-taking and producing a consistently high caliber of movies including such award-winning titles as ...more

Hassan Nemazee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Hassan Nemazee is a multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker.

Andy Wyant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Andy R. E. Wyant was a college football player, best known for playing eight vasity seasons of college football, for an unprecedented total of 73 consecutive games, from 1887–1894. It should ...more

Haym Solomon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Haym Solomon Haym Salomon was a Polish-born Jewish American businessman and political financial broker who immigrated to New York from Poland during the period of the American Revolution. He helped convert ...more

Per Wimmer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Per Wimmer is a Danish philanthropist, space advocate, entrepreneur, financier, adventurer, author and future space tourist. On Oct 6, 2008, Per Wimmer participated in the World's first tandem ...more

John Law is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Financiers
John Law was a Scottish economist who believed that money was only a means of exchange that did not constitute wealth in itself and that national wealth depended on trade. He was appointed ...more

Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchet... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett, PC, FRS, known as Sir Alfred Mond, Bt, between 1910 and 1928, was a British industrialist, financier and politician. In his later life he became an active ...more

Robert Morris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Robert Morris, Jr., a Founding Father of the United States, was a Liverpool-born American merchant who financed the American Revolution and was signatory to the Declaration of Independence, the ...more

James P. Gorman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Financiers
James P. Gorman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley. He was formerly Co-President and Co-Head of Strategic Planning at the firm.

Bernard Cornfeld is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Financiers
Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld was a prominent businessman and international financier who sold investments in US mutual funds, and who was tried and acquitted for mismanagement of one of ...more